Linda Baer

June 9, 1947March 20, 2013

Linda Baer, 65, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on June 9, 1947 in Springfield, the daughter of Edward and Helen Worms Baer.

She is survived by her sister Lesley (Ed) Duffy of Salisbury, her brother Steven (Rhonda) Baer of Springfield, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda graduated from Illinois State University, and then received her Masters Degree from Sangamon State University. She was a teacher for Springfield School District 186 for 25 years, and she was a member of the Springfield Education Association and the Illinois Education Association. Linda enjoyed reading, spending time with her nieces, nephews, and her beloved dogs.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Monday March 25, 2013 at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Datz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Graveside Service Monday, March 25, 2013

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Sam Gorden

March 26, 2013

Steve, I am very sorry for your loss.

Lesley Duffy

March 26, 2013

Linda Sue I will miss you very much. I have memories to cherish as your baby sister, but it's not quite the same as having you here. You will forever be in my heart--and rest peacefully knowing that Mandy is being well cared for, getting to know to her 4-legged cousins, and adjusting to life in the "country"

Jodi Elmore Larson

March 25, 2013

Steve so sorry to read of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Rector-Rhodes

March 25, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Cheri Dalton

March 25, 2013

Steve, Rhonda, Melissa and Jon,
Our thoughts and prayers to each of you during this time of sorrow.

Diane Baer

March 24, 2013

Really going to miss our Linnie she was such a great Aunt to Kelcie. She loved and cared for her with all her heart. I will always be grateful.

March 24, 2013 funny life is"i was just telling my kids "last week" about mrs. baer being my favorite teacher as a kid at havard park in mid 70"s love you mrs . baer STEVE MATTHEWS

March 24, 2013

Bob Crawford.

Leslie was a dear friend and the wife of another good friend, Ed Duffy

Gary Jones

March 24, 2013

Thoughts and prayers. I was in Ms. Baer's 6th grade class at Harvard Park Elem. School in the late 70's.

March 24, 2013

Shocked to see that Linda had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family! Julie McGee